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Tips for administrators

Superintendents who want to reduce testing time should perform an assessment audit, says Bob Schaeffer, public education director at the National Center for Fair & Open Testing.


Link to main article: States begin shedding standardized tests in K12


Key steps include:

  • Determine every test required by the federal government, the state, the district, and at the building level.
  • Tally how much time each test requires in terms of preparation, the test itself, and grading.
  • Eliminate redundant standardized exams required by the district or individual schools.
  • Look to model districts like Vancouver Public Schools that have eliminated tests.

Alison DeNisco is a freelance writer in Kentucky.